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When was the last Idaho Powerball drawing?

The most recent Idaho Powerball drawing was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. Here is a quick overview of the key details about the last Idaho Powerball drawing:

Winning Numbers

The winning numbers in the October 12, 2022 Idaho Powerball drawing were:

  • White balls: 18 – 23 – 35 – 45 – 54
  • Red Powerball: 16

Jackpot Details

The advertised jackpot for the October 12th drawing was $420 million. There was no grand prize winner, so the jackpot rolled over to an estimated $476 million for the next drawing on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Other Prizes

While there was no jackpot winner, over 1.9 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $21.1 million in the October 12th drawing. Some of the notable prizes included:

  • 1 ticket matched 5 white balls to win $1 million (2x Power Play)
  • 62 tickets matched 4 white balls + the Powerball to win $50,000 each
  • 464 tickets matched 4 white balls to win $100 each
  • 992 tickets matched 3 white balls + the Powerball to win $100 each

Where to Play

The Idaho Lottery has been offering Powerball tickets since 1995 when the multi-state game began. Tickets can be purchased at any of the nearly 1,000 Idaho Lottery retail locations throughout the state. Players also have the option to purchase tickets online at the Idaho Lottery website or mobile app. Tickets cost $2 per play.

Next Drawing

The next Idaho Powerball drawing will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated jackpot of $476 million. The cut-off time to buy tickets varies by location, but typically sales stop 1-2 hours before the draw. Good luck!

Idaho Powerball Game Details

Here are some key details about how the Powerball game works in Idaho:

  • Drawings held 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET
  • To play, select 5 main numbers (white balls) between 1-69 and 1 Powerball (red ball) between 1-26
  • Tickets cost $2 per play
  • Multi-draw and advanced play options available
  • Jackpot starts at $20 million and grows until there’s a winner
  • Jackpot winners can choose cash or 30 annual payments
  • Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87
  • Power Play add-on feature available for extra $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes
  • Prizes up to $600 can be claimed at Idaho Lottery retail locations. Larger prizes must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Boise.

Biggest Idaho Powerball Jackpots

Here is a look at the top 10 biggest Idaho Powerball jackpots:

Rank Amount Draw Date
1 $220.3 million November 28, 2012
2 $201.9 million October 27, 2018
3 $190.4 million May 18, 2013
4 $157.8 million August 24, 2013
5 $147.9 million August 3, 2016
6 $145.1 million February 11, 2015
7 $124.9 million August 5, 2017
8 $121.6 million January 20, 2018
9 $120.1 million June 10, 2017
10 $117.5 million February 22, 2006

As you can see, there have been some enormous jackpots won in Idaho over the years. The state record is the $220.3 million Powerball jackpot won on November 28, 2012 which was split by two winning tickets. Idaho has also had several jackpot winners in the $100+ million range.

Notable Idaho Powerball Winners

Here are some of the biggest Powerball winners from Idaho lottery history:

  • November 2012 – $110.15 million: A married couple from the small town of Star won half of a record $220.3 million Powerball jackpot. They took the cash option.
  • May 2013 – $190.4 million: Paul White from Hammett claimed this massive jackpot prize all to himself. He also chose the lump sum cash option.
  • November 2015 – $1 million: A Powerball ticket sold in Twin Falls matched 5 numbers but missed the Powerball to win $1 million.
  • January 2016 – $2 million: Two separate tickets sold in Idaho won $1 million each in a Powerball drawing, making for a combined $2 million prize.
  • August 2017 – $124.9 million: A retired postal worker from Blaine County won this huge jackpot prize, which was the 7th biggest in state history.

In addition to these major winners, there have been countless other smaller prize winners from Idaho over the 25+ year history of Powerball in the state. The lottery has paid out over $1.4 billion total to Idaho players as of 2022.

How Prize Winnings Are Taxed

Idaho does tax lottery winnings for both residents and non-residents. Here is an overview:

  • Prizes up to $600 are exempt from state tax withholding
  • Prizes over $600 have 7% automatically withheld for state taxes
  • Idaho tax rate is graduated up to 6.925% depending on total annual winnings
  • Federal taxes are also withheld at a 24% flat rate for prizes over $5,000
  • Winners are responsible for any additional taxes owed when they file returns

Consulting a tax professional is highly recommended to ensure you comply with all state and federal tax regulations.

Playing the Odds

The odds of winning any Powerball prize are about 1 in 24.87. Here are the odds breakdown for each prize tier:

Prize Tier Odds (1 in)
Grand Prize Jackpot 292,201,338
Matching first 5 numbers 11,688,053
Matching 4 first numbers + Powerball 913,129
Matching 4 first numbers 36,525
Matching 3 first numbers + Powerball 14,494
Matching 3 first numbers 579
Matching 2 first numbers + Powerball 701
Matching 1 first number + Powerball 91
Matching Powerball only 38

As you can see, the odds of winning the jackpot are incredibly small at 1 in 292 million. However, the chances improve significantly for smaller prizes. A ticket has about a 1 in 25 chance overall of winning something.

Tips for Players

Here are some tips to keep in mind when playing Idaho Powerball:

  • Sign your ticket after purchase to establish ownership
  • Double check your numbers before leaving the store to make sure the ticket is correct
  • Store your ticket in a safe place; losing it means losing your prize
  • Consider joining an office or lottery pool to improve your chances
  • Use quick pick for randomly generated numbers
  • Choose your own numbers using personal dates or numerology
  • Always play within your entertainment budget
  • Claim prizes up to $600 at an Idaho Lottery retail location
  • Immediately sign the back of a winning ticket and keep it secure until claimed

Gambling Responsibly

Playing the lottery is meant to be fun, but make sure you always gamble responsibly. Some tips include:

  • Set a budget for lottery tickets and stick to it
  • Only use discretionary income, not rent or grocery money
  • Don’t chase losses or try to win back past expenses
  • Play for entertainment, not as a way to make money
  • Balance lottery play with other recreational activities
  • Don’t play when depressed or coping with stressful events
  • Consider voluntary spending limits or self-exclusion if gambling becomes unhealthy
  • Get help if you or someone you know shows signs of problem gambling

Playing Powerball responsibly means having fun without going overboard. Always gamble within your means and seek help if lottery losses ever become excessive.

How to Claim Your Prize

Claiming an Idaho Powerball prize depends on the amount won:

  • Prizes up to $600 can be redeemed at any Idaho lottery retailer location. Bring your winning ticket to the clerk to validate and receive payment.
  • Prizes between $600 and $50,000 can be claimed at any of the Lottery’s regional offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene or Pocatello. Call ahead to begin the claims process.
  • Major jackpot prizes over $50,000 must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Boise. Call them to make an appointment to complete the required paperwork and verify your win.

Be sure to sign the back of your winning ticket immediately after checking the numbers. IDs are required, along with social security numbers for tax purposes. Double check the claim expiration dates printed on your ticket.

History of Idaho Powerball

Powerball began in April 1992 as the first interstate lottery game in the U.S. It originally included 15 states. Idaho joined Powerball in February 1995 as part of the Lottery’s initial product rollout when it began. Here is an overview Powerball history in Idaho:

  • 1995 – Powerball ticket sales begin in Idaho. Jackpot was $20 million.
  • 1998 – Power Play add-on feature introduced in Idaho. Prizes can be multiplied for extra $1 per play.
  • 2009 – Powerball Double Play add-on begins, providing a 2nd chance drawing if no jackpot winner.
  • 2012 – Idaho sees its record $220.3 million Powerball jackpot won. Pool grew due to format change.
  • 2015 – 10X Power Play multiplier added. Jackpots now start at $40 million.
  • 2018 – Another record jackpot of $201.9 million won in Idaho.
  • 2021 – Powerball expands to 3 nights a week, now Mon/Wed/Sat drawings.

Over those 25+ years, the Idaho Lottery has awarded over $1.4 billion in Powerball prizes to players in the state. It consistently accounts for around 30-40% of total Idaho Lottery revenues annually.

Buying Tickets Online

In addition to buying Powerball tickets at retail locations, the Idaho Lottery also offers online play. Players can create an account on the lottery website or mobile app and use it to purchase tickets for upcoming draws.

Some benefits of buying Idaho Powerball tickets online include:

  • Easy and convenient ticket purchases 24/7
  • Ability to buy tickets one week in advance
  • Can store favorite numbers for quick replay
  • Get emailed notifications of winnings
  • Scan tickets to mobile device for safekeeping
  • Buy tickets while out of state

Purchasing tickets online requires setting up an account with a credit card or bank account linked. Players must be 18+ and physically located in Idaho at time of ticket purchase. Prizes can be claimed online up to $600 or in person if larger.


How much do Powerball tickets cost in Idaho?

Powerball tickets cost $2 per play in Idaho. You can add on the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket to increase non-jackpot prizes.

What is the biggest Powerball jackpot won in Idaho?

The largest Powerball jackpot won in Idaho was $220.3 million. It was a split jackpot with one of the two winning tickets sold in the state on November 28, 2012.

Can you buy Powerball tickets online in Idaho?

Yes, the Idaho Lottery website and mobile app allow you to create an account and purchase Powerball tickets online. You must be physically located in Idaho to play.

How old do you have to be to play Powerball in Idaho?

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase Powerball tickets in Idaho, either online or in retail locations.

What time is the Powerball drawing held?

Powerball drawings are held 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Sales cut-off times vary.


Idaho Powerball offers residents the chance to win jackpots in the hundreds of millions. Tickets can be purchased at local retailers or online. Some basic strategies include checking tickets carefully, playing within a budget, and gambling responsibly. With jackpots rolling over frequently, the next big Idaho winner could be you!